Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and giving thanks. And what could be more thankful than announcing your pregnancy to your loved ones during this special holiday? If you’re looking for creative ways to let everyone know about your growing family, look no further. Here are some of the best Thanksgiving pregnancy announcement ideas.
If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re expecting! Congratulations! Babies are so much fun, and sharing your good news with family members, friends, and the world is the first exciting thing you’ll get to do. Now that you’ve grasped the news yourself (sort of), it’s time to start thinking about a fun way to tell people you’re adding a new baby to your family.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and the holidays are the perfect time to share your pregnancy news. All your loved ones are in one place, it’s the season of gratitude, and there are just about a million darling ways you let people know you’re expecting.
When should you start telling people you’re pregnant?
This is a huge question everyone has when they see those first two lines on a pregnancy test. When is the right time to announce the baby news? Some people say to wait until eight weeks, some say wait until 12, and some say to share the news as soon as you find out yourself. There isn’t necessarily a “right” time, so just go with your gut! If you feel ready to share, by all means, share! It’s a deeply personal decision, so talk with your spouse and make sure you’re both on board for whatever you decide.
If you’ve talked it through and want to announce around Thanksgiving time, here are a few of our favorite creative Thanksgiving pregnancy announcement ideas (you can easily modify these for a twin pregnancy announcement as well):
Bun (or Turkey) in the Oven
This is a classic pregnancy announcement, and for good reason! It’s simple, to the point, and it gets the message across without being too over-the-top. You can make this announcement in a variety of ways. The most popular is probably putting a bun or turkey in the oven and taking a picture with a sign that says something like “bun in the oven” or “turkey in the oven, due 2023.” You could also make a t-shirt that says something similar and wear it to Thanksgiving dinner! You’ll love watching everyone’s faces as they realize what’s happening.
A Little Turkey Joining the Family
If you want to get a little more festive with your announcement, consider using some Thanksgiving-themed props! A cute little onesie with a turkey on it is perfect for this. You could also put a mini turkey hat on your baby’s ultrasound photo or make a Thanksgiving-themed sign to hold up in your announcement picture.
Classic Letter Board
A letter board is always a good idea, no matter what the occasion. For your pregnancy announcement, you could put something like “Eating for two!” or “We’re so thankful for our little blessing.” Get creative and have fun with it! This is a cute way to announce your pregnancy on social media.
As I mentioned before, a cute Thanksgiving-themed onesie is the perfect way to let everyone know you’re expecting. You can find these online or in most baby stores. If you want to get really creative, you could design and make one yourself with your Cricut machine! There are thousands of templates and fonts to choose from, so a custom onesie will be quick and easy.
This is a fun and interactive way to let everyone know you’re pregnant. Write a message on a puzzle (something like “We’re expecting!”) and put it together at Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone will be so excited to piece it together and see the big news! You could even create a custom puzzle with your Cricut or Glowforge machine.
Announce at the Table
If you want to make a big impact, why not announce your pregnancy right at the Thanksgiving table? You could stand up and make a little speech or write your big announcement on some cards and pass them out to everyone before dinner. This is a great way to get everyone’s attention and make sure your news is front and center! And celebrate with a slice of pumpkin pie – after all, you are eating for two.
Classic Ultrasound Family Photo
A family photo on Thanksgiving is always a good idea, but an ultrasound photo takes it to the next level. This is such a sweet way to let everyone know you’re expecting and it’s sure to be a cherished memory. You could even frame the photo and put it out on display for everyone to see.
Extra Thankful This Year
This is a simple yet meaningful way to let everyone know you’re pregnant. All you need is a sign that says “extra thankful this year” with your due date, ultrasound photo, positive pregnancy test, or baby’s name. This is such a sweet way to show how grateful you are for your little one, and it’s bound to make everyone else feel extra thankful too!
Paint or Carve a Pumpkin with Baby’s Due Date
This is a fun and festive way to let everyone know you’re pregnant! Simply paint or carve baby’s due date into a pumpkin and put it out on display. You could even put a little sign next to it that says “Our little pumpkin is due in 2023!” If you want to get really creative, you could do a big reveal photo shoot at the pumpkin patch.
Get Football Involved
If your family is anything like mine, football is a big deal on Thanksgiving. So why not use it to announce your pregnancy? You could make a sign that says “We’re expecting a little quarterback (or cheerleader) in 2023” or put baby’s due date on a football. This is sure to be a hit with all the football fans in your family!
Digital Pregnancy Announcement
If you’re not going to be around family this year for Thanksgiving, you might want to consider making your special announcement digitally. For example, you could send out an e-card, FaceTime your friends and family, or send out a photo of any of these ideas! Your loved ones will be thrilled about your exciting news, and you’ll be able to dream about what it’ll be like when the baby is actually here next year.
No matter how you decide to announce your pregnancy, make sure to do it in a way that feels right for you. And most importantly, have fun with it! Hopefully these cute ideas can give you some inspiration. Congratulations on your growing family!
Whether you go the funny route or keep it simple and sweet, we hope these ideas have given you a good starting point for announcing your pregnancy this Thanksgiving. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.